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'Ash vs Evil Dead' Teaser and First Official Photo: Hail to the King, Baby

By Jodi Smith | Industry | July 1, 2015 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | July 1, 2015 |

Starz is bringing our Ashley J. Williams back to us in a 10 episode series. That’s better than a little cameo in The Evil Dead, right?

The series teaser gives us Bruce Campbell audio swagger, blood-crusted weapons, and other delights.

Quoth the synopsis:

“Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons -personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.”

Joining Ash in the Deadite killin’ business are Value Stop employees Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana Delorenzo), seen in the first official photo.

Sam Raimi is directing the first episode, set to air this fall.

[Ash is] the guy who yet again is accidently responsible for unleashing the evil dead back upon the world. “He’s the only one stupid enough to really tamper with those spirits,” Sam Raimi, who directed the first episode of the new series, tells EW. “And he does. But he’s also still a really good monster fighter. So, he’s also going to be kicking some deadite buttocks, if you’ll pardon the French.”

“It’s The Searchers with carnage and mayhem,” adds Campbell of the newest chapter in the Evil Dead saga. “I’m relegated a little bit into the John Wayne mode these days with my team—the young, virile, evil fighters who will pair up with Ash and take on this nemesis: this never ending, ever evolving nemesis.”

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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.